Learning Disability Advising On-Demand Archives
Hate Speech in the Milieu: Defending Safe Space
Educators from across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in US schools: A dramatic increase in hate speech, and in hate crimes emerging from it. Programs have noted this, as well as an accompanying unapologetic and defensive posture taken by students and, in some cases, their parents. How do programs cultivate a sense of emotional and physical safety in the face of this shift? In this webinar, we will explore the phenomenal increase in racist, homophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric among students in milieus across levels of care. We propose solutions to mitigate the hate.
Advising Gifted Yet Struggling Students (and Parents!): What Is Twice-Exceptionality and How Does It Impact Independent Educational Consulting?
This webinar will review the surprising characteristics of this complex profile and how to best serve them in our practices. The session will explore the intake process, how to determine what type of school or program has the ability to support this student, working with parents, and case studies.
College Planning for Students with Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
What is "College Readiness" aside from being able to succeed academically? What executive functioning and selfadvocacy skills are necessary for college success? What are the differences between high school and college when it comes to accommodations, services, and support for students with disabilities? What is the parent's role in college? Should a disability be disclosed in applications? These are some of the areas we will explore when we discuss counseling students who are on the autism spectrum or who have learning challenges, disabilities or mental health challenges. We will also discuss how IECs can use research tools to find the best postsecondary option for their students; student privacy, parents’ access to college students’ medical and educational records when they turn 18 or start college; and legal issues surrounding the mental health crisis on college campuses. We will address some basic differences between student and parent rights in high school and college and how those differences can impact student performance, health, and safety if not addressed early enough.
Procrastination! Missed Deadlines! Lost Assignments! Oh My! Fostering Executive Functioning Skills Through the College Application Process
This webinar will introduce three essential skills: time management, project planning, and organization, using the college application process as an example of supporting executive functioning skills.
Gender Today: Best Practice for Working with Trans & Non-Binary Youth
This webinar will help participants grasp terms, ideas, and situations that trans & NB youth are experiencing today. Webinar participants will be able to assess their everyday conversations as it relates to this demographic and be able to take with them an overarching understanding of the coming out process. Discussions will include policy and paperwork, talking to parents, assessing institutions for placement, and how to effectively be an ally to trans and NB youth.
Helping Your Students with LD Become Super Testers
When it comes to high-stakes testing, some students will face challenges stemming from individual learning differences. These students can benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on tests such as the SAT and ACT. Students with ADHD may need to shift their approach to testing, working to self-regulate their attention using a variety of techniques. Students with executive function issues or dyslexia may also benefit from strategic adjustments to how they approach the test. Let’s examine the most common learning differences you may come across in your practice and discuss how to coach your students to reach their peak performance.
ADHD Update: Recent Findings and New Approaches
During this one-hour webinar, Dr. Clawson will provide a broad range of information on the background and the societal impact of ADHD on our culture. He will present how our understanding of ADHD is rapidly evolving given the explosion of research on the genetics and neurobiology of this disorder. He will also discuss and highlight a wide variety of treatment options including new computer-aided interventions; use of EEG based assessments and treatments; and newer pharmacologic, complementary, and non-pharmacologic modalities.
Social and Cultural Transition for First Year LD Students
This webinar will provide guidance to help transition students socially from secondary education and life to the higher education level, specifically those working with learning disabled students.
Changing Role of Disability Documentation in Transition to College
This webinar will address what students and parents can do to be prepared for transition to college, and ways to negotiate accommodations and support services.
Disabilities & Accommodations in the Modern Day University: Who is attending and how do we accommodate?
This webinar will take an educational approach to discussing the different requirements, expectations, treatments and responsibilities that a student will face during and after the transition.
Test Prep for Students with Learning Differences
This webinar will cover study tips and test prep strategies for middle and high school students who have learning disabilities or other special needs. Mr. Avila will focus on students ultimately gearing up for standardized tests such the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT.
Insight into the Underperforming Student
This webinar will explore the most common cognitive reasons for underperformance and potential identification options. Specific suggestions will be provided for learning strategies to support the student to reach his or her potential.
Understanding the WISC-V
This webinar will provide an overview of the WISC-V, the latest version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. The differences between the WISC-V and its predecessor, the WISC-IV, will be described. New subtests and index scores will be described along with interpretative information.
Red Flags During The Intake Process: Identifying Students with Hidden Learning or Attentional Disorders
This webinar will help you identify those students who present as typical but may have significant learning and/or attentional issues.